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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

1961Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

314Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the eas tLicinius

1917Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

1995Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

2003Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Notable Deaths on October 8th

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

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